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Wicked Divas

$ 44.00 - $ 129.00


Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 13, 2012, 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 8 p.m.

Wicked good! This concert of diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music is highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. Julia Murney appeared on Broadway as Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, while Alli Mauzey starred as Glinda. In addition to favorites from the “untold tale of the witches of Oz,” these two captivating singers will perform favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and much, much more.

Marvin Hamlisch

$ 44.00 - $ 129.00


Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 3, 2012, 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8 p.m.

He’s the man who created the soundtrack for a generation, writing and performing music for A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, The Sting and countless other movies and plays, including the recent hit film The Informant. The consummate entertainer, Hamlisch will pick up his conductor’s baton for a survey of timeless songs from stage and screen. With a musical sweep that ranges from poignant drama to classic Americana, the evening will also feature a special guest or two.

Kathy Mattea

$ 44.00 - $ 129.00

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 23, 2012, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Kathy Mattea exudes authenticity. As she’s risen through the ranks of popular and critical acclaim, she’s maintained a rich humanity in such hits as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Nobody’s Gonna Rain on Our Parade” and “Walking Away a Winner.” Most recently, Mattea delved into her family’s West Virginia roots for Coal, a collection of earthy songs that capture the soul and spirit of America’s coalminers. She’s sure to deliver an evening of warmth, honesty and intimacy, all wrapped up in her inviting voice.


Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

$52.50 - $177.50

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 8 p.m.

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.


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  • Fender Logo Bar Stool - $69.95 on AmericanMusical.com
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  • Hello Kitty Speakers for iPod - $74.99 on Amazon.com
  • L'ete De Trois Michel(l)es, new EP from The Winter Sounds - $5 on Bandcamp.com

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